| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Authorities say that they believe that a firecracker caused the loud bang outside of Baltimore's Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse on Thursday afternoon, prompting a bomb scare that closed downtown streets during rush hour.
Maj. Sam Cogen of the city...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:42 AM
The defending Major Indoor Soccer League champion Baltimore Blast will open its 2013-14 season on the road against the Rochester Lancers on Saturday, Nov. 16 before taking on the Milwaukee Wave in its home opener on Saturday, Nov. 23.
The Blast will...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
On the surface it sounds like a virtuous ideal: America, which has long stood against tyranny and injustice throughout the world, coming to the aid of the Syrian people in upholding the international ban on chemical weapons ("A shaky but promising deal on...
| Sep 15, 2013
Sometimes it's the simplest ideas that have the biggest impact, and Dan Simon is hoping his will prevent the hearing damage suffered by thousands of military personnel — the top reported service disability in the war on terror.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Globally, chemical weapons demilitarization has been difficult, slow and costly, but with technologies that have been developed over the past two decades, the safe destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile is feasible. While the diplomats work out...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:56 PM
It is hard to imagine any city in the nation being more reviled by Americans these days than Washington.
The standoff last week among the White House, Senate and House of Representatives as the clock wound down on the country’s ability to pay its...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:57 PM
The emergency sirens at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station were accidentally activated Tuesday, and a Harford County emergency services spokesman stressed there was no danger to local residents.
The Peach Bottom nuclear plant is in Delta, Pa. about 20...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The Navy announced Wednesday that it had taken administrative or disciplinary actions against five sailors, including two facing possible military trial, after an investigation into the deaths of two divers who drowned during training in February at...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:52 PM
An Amtrak train stalled in the Joppatowne area after a mechanical issue Wednesday, and more than 100 passengers were transferred after being stranded for about an hour in 90-degree heat without air-conditioning.
When local a emergency crew arrived on the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Fireworks were set off in a Fallston mailbox Wednesday night, prompting an investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's bomb squad.
Five firefighters responded to the 3200 block of Canterbury Lane at 10:55 p.m. after a blast was reported from...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:15 AM
This year's Howard County Fair, which runs Aug. 3-10, is sure to be a blast — or at least, to include one.
For the first time, the 68-year-old event will include a Bull Blast, a rodeo featuring professional bull riding and bullfighters, as well as...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Police officers, firefighters and rescue personnel gathered at Granville Gude Park Tuesday evening for Laurel's annual National Night Out.
Organized in communities across the country, National Night Out is an opportunity for law enforcement officials...